The mad scramble during assignment days leaves very little room for reflection and introspection. I’ve therefore decided to take a little bit of time in the past week to curate a gallery of the quieter photographic moments that have occurred in 2013. These photographs don’t necessarily represent the most exciting assignments in the past year, but these people’s stories have continued to resonate with me well past my allocated time with them. Nonetheless it’s important as a photographer to visualise tangible underlying photographic patterns in my work, especially when it’s displayed in an online gallery in chronological order. Here’s to 2014 – it’s time to push narrative and technical boundaries even further – Happy New Year.
I took the Lomokino for a first trial on a news assignment to document one of the last working traditional potters in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Film was ISO 100 35MM Earl Gray Lomography Film. The aperture range of the Lomokino is restricted from 5.6-11. I didn’t expect the potter to be working indoors, but nonetheless here are the first results. I haven’t made any alterations to the digital file, this is straight out of the scans from Lomography. It’s definitely promising, looks like there’s potential for loads of analogue fun and experimentation to be had with this camera.